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Centering Prayer ~ Every Tuesday at Noon (Online Program)

March 16, 2021 / Tuesday - December 21, 2021 / Tuesday
12:00pm - 12:30pm

Centering Prayer is a modernized prayer method based on the intuitive prayer rooted in Lectio Divina. It is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience the Divine’s immanent presence with us. Centering Prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and […]

Summer Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation (Online and In-Person)

August 05, 2021 / Thursday - August 08, 2021 / Sunday

Join us for our Summer Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation beginning August 5. This soul-soothing retreat will help unearth guidance from nature to enable you to gently quiet everyday distractions and access deep spiritual tranquility. Dominican Center, in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, invites you to let your senses be revitalized by […]

Tending the Call ~ Ongoing Formation for Spiritual Directors (Online / Fall Session)

September 07, 2021 / Tuesday - November 16, 2021 / Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Are there moments in your spiritual direction ministry when you feel the desire to deepen your understanding of the spiritual wisdom of the spiritual giants and contemplative practices introduced in the Spiritual Direction Practicum? Tending the Call invites you to join a community of Spiritual Directors who feel called to revisit the teachings of foundational […]

A Bottle Full of Tears ~ A 4-Week Retreat on Moving Through Grief (Online)

September 08, 2021 / Wednesday - September 29, 2021 / Wednesday
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join a contemplative community of like-hearted seekers for A Bottle Full of Tears ~ A 4-Week Retreat on Moving Through Grief as we explore and process the stages of grief in an active and interactive experience. You, God, have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your […]

Called to be a Spiritual Director ~ Year 1 Spiritual Director Practicum 2021-2022

September 10, 2021 / Friday - May 20, 2022 / Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm

  A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. The Spiritual Director Practicum… ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay present ... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit is present in […]

Called to Be a Spiritual Director ~ Year 2 Spiritual Director Practicum 2021-2022

September 17, 2021 / Friday - May 14, 2022 / Saturday
6:30pm - 3:30pm

  A Spiritual Director holds sacred the many stories heard in a one-on-one relationship or in a trusted group. The Spiritual Director Practicum… ... is filled with contemplative spiritual practices, prayer study, and shared reflection ... strengthens our ability to stay present ... attunes our listening to sense how the Holy Spirit is present in […]

Foundations in Spirituality 2021-2022

September 20, 2021 / Monday - May 23, 2022 / Monday
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Foundations in Spirituality is a serious reflective study that opens our minds and hearts to the teachings and life examples of the great Christian spiritual teachers that continue to deepen our present spiritual journey.   Christ will make His home in your heart as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God's […]

Being Home in Body, Mind, and Soul ~ A Weekend Retreat to Create Sacred Sanctuary (Online and In-Person)

September 24, 2021 / Friday - September 26, 2021 / Sunday
6:30pm

Because of the surge in positive COVID-19 cases in West Michigan, this retreat is rescheduled from April 23-25 to September 24-26. As we ride out the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, allow yourself to find space in the body, rest in the mind, and connection with the soul by taking part in Being Home in […]

Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation (Online and In-Person)

October 07, 2021 / Thursday - October 09, 2021 / Saturday

Join us for this Fall Sacred Seed Retreat ~ A Contemplative Journey into Creation beginning October 7. This soul-soothing retreat will help unearth guidance from nature so enable you to gently quiet everyday distractions and access deep spiritual tranquility. Dominican Center, in collaboration with Plainsong Farm, invites you to let your senses be revitalized by […]

Ignatian Retreat ~ Seeing God’s Presence in our Daily Lives (Online)

October 13, 2021 / Wednesday - May 11, 2022 / Wednesday
6:00pm - 8:00pm

We yearn for spiritual strength as we move through these uncertain times and as we try to quiet the static and noise around us ... We look for spiritual wisdom, especially as our worship places limit their availability ... We are a community seeking spiritual deepening ... Journey with us on our online Ignatian Retreat […]

Walking Through Fire ~ A Retreat for Those with Loved Ones Who Struggle with Addiction or Mental Illness (In-Person)

October 23, 2021 / Saturday
8:30am - 3:30pm

If you have a beloved partner, child, friend, or family member who struggles with addiction or mental illness, you may find yourself swept away on a tide of emotions - heartbreak, regret, shame, anger, grief, and confusion, among them. In addition to all those heavy emotions, you could be experiencing exhaustion and isolation as well […]

Tending the Call ~ Ongoing Formation for Spiritual Directors (Online / Winter Session)

February 08, 2022 / Tuesday - April 12, 2022 / Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Are there moments in your spiritual direction ministry when you feel the desire to deepen your understanding of the spiritual wisdom of the spiritual giants and contemplative practices introduced in the Spiritual Direction Practicum? Tending the Call invites you to join a community of Spiritual Directors who feel called to revisit the teachings of foundational […]